June 21, 2014

An Old Hollywood Style Wedding on a WWII Battleship, The USS North Carolina - Part II

 Looking like Hollywood stars themselves, 
Foz & Tamara held their Wedding Ceremony on
a WWII Battleship, the USS North Carolina. 
  It was the perfect environment
 for their Old Hollywood Style Wedding! 

All photos by Belinda Keller Photography

On their Wedding Day, June 23, 2012,
 storm clouds gathered...

...but we decided to go forward and set up everything  on deck for the ceremony!!!

Guests began to arrive -
with their umbrellas - just in case!


But as Tamara and her Bridesmaids' limo arrived,
the clouds parted and the weather was picture perfect!!!

Guests gathered on deck 
for a pre-ceremony glass of wine.


There was a 40s Style Photo Op 
while the Bridal Party waited for the ceremony to begin!!!


Foz & Tamara took a tour of the reception site
before the guests arrived!!!

We Divas were thrilled when Foz & Tamara came to us
asking us to do their Wedding Planning & Directing,
Floral & Event Design,
Wedding Cake, &
And especially since they wanted a glamorous Old Hollywood design!!!

On the Cape Fear Riverfront property next to the ship,
the Wedding Reception was held under a white double peaked tent
with a white columned, red carpeted entrance!

Foz & Tamara's Wedding Cake
was a four tiered chocolate & vanilla buttercake
with raspberry filling, frosted in our signature Italian Buttercream.
The Art Deco cake design was created
with handmade sugarpaste and royal icing elements
 inspired by an Art Deco Chandelier we had seen!

 For this vintage Hollywood look, we used a color palette of
Black, White, Silver, and Orange -
incorporating the groom's favorite color!
Surrounding the dance floor, round tables for eight
with black chiavari chairs were covered with Silver Crinkle linens.

We created the floral designs with orange Asiatic Lilies,
orange Alstromeria, orange Calla Lilies,
white Calla Lilies, white Dendrobium Orchids,
and Fatsia leaves we had sprayed silver.

For a photo backdrop, we hung a black velvet curtain
 with a cascade of mirrored squares,
and framed it with vases of tall, willowy bamboo leaves.

The tablescapes were created with silver chargers,
mercury glass and Art Deco crystal vases and mercury glass votives.
The centerpieces on several tables included
classic white ostrich plumes in mercury glass trumpet vases
with silver hanging amaranthus.

For the tablescapes, we used silver chargers
with black napkins in a pocket fold,
in which we tucked in a large silver fatsia leaf
that we had sprayed silver.

The sun set and the lights of Historic Downtown Wilmington
could be seen across the Cape Fear River.
It was time to get the party started!!!

First dance to Etta James' "At Last."

Rebekah capturing on film
all the right moves...

as Jennifer leads the line dancing
 in all the right moves!!!

And this was just the beginning!!!...

In September,
we Divas got to bake another
 Special Event Cake -
this time for Tamara's Baby Shower!!!

From what Tamara told us about her active little one,
we knew she had a
"tiger in her tank."
So we designed the cake with a cute little DJ tiger,
in honor of his Daddy,
Radio DJ - Foz of Z107.5.
But this call sign was M for Maxim and 109.12 -
his due date,
October 9, 2012!

But Maxim decided to wait it out
until the perfect birth date...
10-11-12 !!!

Oh, Maxim is going to be trouble,
he had Three Divas crying
from Day One!!!

On our Wedding Wire site, Tamara & Foz wrote...

"On Monday June 23 I will be happily married for 2 years however it feels like yesterday . The divas have a way of making dreams come true !! With bright red lips, whole hearted smiles and a whimsical outlook these gals can do it all! The more of a challenge the more amazing the event .. Everyone is still talking about my Hollywood glam wedding . It was academy award winning . Just be careful these divas will also melt your heart and become a part of your family . Their passion is contagious!!"

And yes, this wonderful family has invited
our little family of five
to be family with them!!!

Thanksgiving 2012
Jennifer, Eve, Tamara, Maxim, Foz, Stephen,
Deborah and Rebekah

Christmas 2013
Eve, Maxim, Stephen
Jennifer, Deborah, Foz, Tamara, Rebekah
We love you Fosdicks!!!

To see the entire story of our year filming these wonderful events,

Photos by Belinda Keller Photography
Cake by The Three Divas
Floral & Event Design by The Three Divas
Planning & Directing by The Three Divas
Videography by The Three Divas
Venue - USS North Carolina Battleship - Wilmington

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(910) 399-6276
Deborah Place, Rebekah Hinkle & Jennifer Mattis

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